While U.S. lawmakers continue their debate on reducing spending for prescription drugs, government payers are exploring innovative reimbursement ideas to cover gene and cell therapies that could cost millions of dollars for a cure or a durable effect against rare diseases.
Collectively, lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are caused by malfunctions in metabolic enzymes in the lysosome system. Depending on which enzyme is missing, toxic metabolites accumulate. While the LSDs are highly heterogenous – even within one disease, presentation can vary widely – neurodegeneration is a common feature in these disorders.
New and updated preclinical and clinical data presented by biopharma firms at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy annual meeting, including: AGTC, Dyne, Genenta, Luye, Metagenomi, Otonomy, Regenxbio, Tessa, Ultragenyx.